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The Importance of Student Feedback to Improve Campus Access

November 15, 2021

Every deaf student is different, with varying communication preferences that depend on people, setting, and contexts. With this in mind, disability services offices must take into consideration the experiences of deaf students to determine the most effective accommodations for each situation. To do this, you need to create opportunities for students to share their experiences and feedback about the accommodations they are using. Encouraging and actively seeking this feedback will strengthen student engagement and ensure students have equitable opportunities to participate in all aspects of the college experience.


Looking Beyond Academic Access

November 11, 2021

The legal minimum, while perhaps legally sufficient, does not ensure deaf students have full access to the same experience as their peers, both in and out of the classroom, nor does it guarantee positive outcomes. To foster inclusive settings for all students to thrive that go beyond just being “good enough,” access must be viewed as a multifaceted framework that is part of the policies and practices at every level of the institution.


Navigating accommodations in medical or clinical internship settings

October 27, 2021

Medical or clinical internships are an important step in getting a higher education degree or post-graduation employment. For deaf students, navigating communication access in these settings is vital to achieving #DeafSuccess. In fact, how to best get this access is a frequent inquiry through our NDC | help team. Our team has gathered information and resources to assist in planning, coordinating, and collaborating with students and sites to ensure the best possible internship experience.


Role Models Have a Big Impact on #DeafSuccess

September 21, 2021

Deaf role models offer support from a place of shared understanding and life experience. With deaf role models, deaf youth are more likely to strengthen socioemotional skills, self-determination, language skills, and explore more options after high school. They can also serve as aspirational goals for deaf youth, who often don’t see people like themselves in certain careers or portrayed in the media.


New! Disability Services Work Group at NDC: Connecting for #DeafSuccess

September 20, 2021

Work groups are intentional opportunities for professionals to work collaboratively to address issues across multiple levels of the system. NDC plans to continue bringing people together to identify solutions, share resources, and implement strategies in a variety of postsecondary settings. Going forward, this Disability Services Professionals group will meet quarterly online.

The next work group meeting will be held on Sept. 30, 12:45 ET/11:45 CT/9:45 PST. If you would like to participate in this work group, please contact Lore Kinast at lore@nationaldeafcenter.org. NDC is also currently running a work group on summer programming opportunities for deaf youth. To join, email Jennifer Higgins, at Jennifer@nationadeafcenter.org.


The Benefits of Mentoring

September 17, 2021

Mentoring is a valuable opportunity for anyone — but it is particularly impactful for deaf youth. Mentoring opportunities offer valuable experiences that contribute to personal, academic, and career development for deaf youth.


Madison College Embraces Change for #DeafSuccess

August 22, 2021

NDC provides individualized support for creating more accessible environments and ensuring equitable experiences for deaf students on campuses across the country.

NDC spoke with Scott Ritter, director of disability resource and testing and assessment services, and Jana Mauldin, senior interpretation advisor and coordinator, from Madison College to tell us about their experiences partnering with NDC.


Effective Tools for Talking About Accommodations with Deaf Students

August 11, 2021

As colleges, universities, and training programs get ready for the fall semester, it’s time to check in with deaf students about their accommodations.


Making Online Events Accessible for Deaf Participants

July 17, 2021

How do you make sure your online events are fully accessible to deaf people? NDC Technical Assistance Specialists Lore Kinast and Stephanie Zito offer four main areas to consider when providing accessible online training and meetings for deaf participants.


Family Support is Key for Deaf Youth, and NDC is Here to Support Families

June 24, 2021

Meet Arlene Ngalle, NDC's program specialist. Arlene keeps NDC running behind the scenes, and is the driver behind the success of our live events. This is her story of being a Deaf student and a mother to a Deaf teenager.


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